Skytte Prize Laureates
Martha Finnemore and Alexander Wendt
The prize committee’s citation for awarding the Johan Skytte Prize to Martha Finnemore and Alexander Wendt reads as follows: “For having formulated and empirically demonstrated the fruitfulness of constructivism, thus renewing and deepening the understanding of international politics.”
Peter J. Katzenstein
Peter J. Katzenstein is awarded the prize for: furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well as national and global security policy.
This year’s Prize was awarded to Professor Amartya Sen for his lifelong achievement that “combines insights into human vulnerability with knowledge about the potential of democratic political power to redress and relieve this deprivation.”
Ronald F. Inglehart and Pippa Norris
The 2011 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded jointly to Ronald Inglehard and Pippa Norris "for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research."
Robert Owen Keohane
The 2005 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Robert Keohane "for his significant contribution to our understanding of world politics in an era of interdependence, globalisation and terrorism."
The 2002 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Sidney Verba "for his penetrating empirical analysis of political participation and its significance for the functioning of democracy."
Juan José Linz
The 1996 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Juan José Linz "for his global investigation of the fragility of democracy in the face of the authoritarian threat, characterized by methodological versatility and historical and sociological breadth."
Robert E. Goodin
Robert E. Goodin is awarded the prize for an impressive volume of work in which he “with acuity and success endeavored to blend political philosophy with empirical political science to increase the understanding of how decent and dignified societies can be shaped.”
Professor Margaret Levi at Stanford University and University of Washington is awarded the prize for: "having laid the foundations of our understanding of why citizens accept state coercion, by combining theoretical acumen and historical knowledge."
The 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science is awarded to Robert Axelrod "for profoundly having changed our presumptions about the preconditions for human cooperation.”
Adam Przeworski is awarded the 2010 Johan Skytte Prize for "raising the scientific standards regarding the analysis of the relations between democracy, capitalism and economic development."
The 2007 Johan Skytte Prize was awarded to Theda Skocpol "for her visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and political trust, pursued with theoretical depth and empirical evidence."
The 2004 Johan Skytte Prize is won by Jean Blondel "for his outstanding contribution to the professionalisation of European political science, both as a pioneering comparativist and an institution builder."
Brian Barry wins the 2001 Johan Skytte Prize "for his profound contribution to normative political theory performed with passion as well as clarity in the grand tradition from the Enlightenment."
Alexander L. George
The 1998 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Alexander George "for his pathbreaking analysis of statecraft, its possibilities and limits, performed with great sensitivity for the importance of judgement, reasoned argumentation and responsible leadership in foreign policy decision-making."
Robert Alan Dahl
Robert Dahl wins the 1995 Johan Skytte Prize "for his penetrating analysis of democratic theory, characterized by deep learning and breadth of mind, combined with epochal empirical studies of the actual functioning of representative government."
Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor in Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard University, is awarded the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for “having shaped our understanding of democracy in its direct and representative forms, with incisiveness, deep commitment and feminist theoy.”
The 2015 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Francis Fukuyama “for breath-taking learnedness, clarity and courage thrown new light over the growth of modern political order.”
Philippe C. Schmitter
The 2009 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Philippe C. Schmitter "for his path-breaking work on the role of corporatism in modern democracies, and for his stimulating and innovative analysis of democratization."
Fritz W. Scharpf
The 2000 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Fritz Scharpf "for having analysed key concepts of political science with theoretical clarity and empirical thoroughness during an era of transnational change."
Arend d'Angremond Lijphart
Arend Lijphart wins the 1997 Johan Skytte Prize "for his theoretically and empirically pathbreaking research on the function of consensus in democratic politics in divided as well as in homogeneous societies."